Nikon RAW encryption qustion

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Mr.B, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Mr.B

    Mr.B Guest


    Is it true that you can't open Nikon RAW files in other applications than
    nikon software?

    I plan to use Photoshop CS with the D2X once I get it. is there a problem?


    Mr.B, Jun 24, 2005
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  2. You could try this: it's freeware
, Jun 24, 2005
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  3. Not true. There are several Raw converters that will open Raw files
    from several Nikon models, including the recent top-end models.
    You can use CS, but you have to go through an extra stage. CS, and ACR
    2.4, don't directly support the NEF files from the D2X (or the D70s).
    So you have to convert them to DNG using the 3.1 DNG Converter, which
    supports both of those (and lots more). Then you can open those DNG
    files in ACR 2.4. I've tested this with downloaded D2X NEFs and it

    It you want to open the NEFs directly, rather than convert to DNG
    first, you need CS2 / ACR 3.1. (Note that Adobe don't say they support
    the recent D70s - it IS supported by 3.1, so this is presumably

    There is one residual problem with the D2X and Adobe s/w, whichever
    route you use. Nikon have encrypted the as-shot white balance,
    therefore ACR & CS have to estimate (guess!) it. Obviously, you can
    then set it yourself.
    Barry Pearson, Jun 24, 2005
  4. Mr.B

    Rob Novak Guest

    D70 support was added (officially, even) in 3.0.
    Rob Novak, Jun 25, 2005
  5. The recent D70s is a different camera from the earlier D70. The D70s is not
    yet in the list of cameras officially supported by ACR 3.1.

    The D70 was certainly supported by ACR 2.4, and probably by earlier versions.
    (I have read of someone using ACR 2.2).

    The D70s was not supported via NEFs in ACR 2.4, only via DNGs from the 3.1 DNG

    No official support for cameras was added in ACR 3.0. I don't know whether
    D70s unofficial support was added in ACR 3.0 or ACR 3.1. It doesn't really
    matter, because ACR 3.1 is freely available to CS2 users.
    Barry Pearson, Jun 25, 2005
  6. Mr.B

    Rob Novak Guest

    Sorry - I parsed "D70s" as the plural of "D70", not as
    Rob Novak, Jun 25, 2005
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